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THE EtLACRBIBD, ROCKY MOUNT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
TUESDAY, MAY 24, 1955
Just Dig In AffainI
‘Readin’ and ‘ritin’ and ‘rithmetic taught to the tune
By James Ezzell
Which 'Ca r
To TaKa '
Another period has passed in the lives of some un- yes, you graduating seniors,
fortunates who have been studying for those necessary ^hat day is almost here;
hut sometimes fatal semester exams. "What would teach* day that ends four glorious
ers (and students) do with out them? (Probably shout years,
with glee.) That you have held so dear.
If you are one of the ‘senior brains’ who was exempt you. started off as a freshman,
from all mid-term tests until this year, pat yourself on yo^ fellows;
the back and remember us of another group who have And when you got your first grade,
studied so diligently for those ‘cussed’ (pardin thu ex- Boy, were there some bellows!
. , .,, , 1 1 .1 • T 'j-u When you became a sophomore.
Although soine will^ leave school this June with you thought you knew it all;
happy, bright, shining, little faces never to return or jj^ junior high,
else to return next fall, many will return during the sum- T^at building three stories tall,
mer (pore things) and study for six more weeks. Tragic
but true that some students are entirely unable to do Then you were a junior,
without school for three months. Who said that? And began to settle down;
. To study just a little,
Seriously, if you haven’t done the best you could jjj newest building in town,
have done on some tests, don’t feel too bad, but try, try
again. (Ya know, give it the old go, go, go! And now that you’re a senior,
— And four years are almost
Success Is What You Make It
You can have the satisfaction,
‘Nothing ventured, nothing gained! That we looked up to you.
Is success winning trophies and honors in school, During this past year,
saving unselfishly, learning and using that knowledge You were a guiding light;
to benefit mankind, or is it adapting intelligently to any The gang would always follow,
situation and there advancing as an upright citizen of And expect you to treat them
a democratic nation? right.
No matter what you consider as sucess, remember uow, some of you might say,
‘there is no rose without a thorn! Whatever you seek You’re glad the end has come;
to accomplish, have the determination to stick to until And in a few short months,
the goal or gold has been achieved. The college tunes you’ll hum.
Success is what you make it. If you are one who ^.j^g other side, ociio
‘slides’ by and never really studies, can you expect to rrhere’s some who would shed a scribble
succeed in anything beyond sliding? Otherwise, if you tear;
take every opportunity to learn and cheerfully enjoy Because the end of those four
working for what you get, you are better prepared to years,
be successful. Whether you win great honors or not, you Finally has met them here!
still have the satisfaction of knowing that you are a vital
spoke in a big ‘wheel’ of progress.
Are You Responsible?
As we come to the end of another school year, the
pecond in the new plant, the students of senior high de
serve commendation for the excellent job done in keep
ing the school clean.
Despite the fact that the majority the student body
is doing a superb job, there remain two black marks
against us because of a small group. One of these is the
group that insists on drawing and scratching on desks.
This is a childish act and should be confined to the
younger children.. After all, if a student has enough in
telligence to reach the tenth grade, he should also have
the sense to get out a piece of paper when he wants to
The other mark is not inside the school, but on the
campus. Although students have been warned not to lit
ter up the ground, another small group (perhaps the
same one,) continues to throw trash and bottles on it.
If the students could only be made to realize that these
When you feel depressed, stop and think! Nearly ^ . are childish acts and that they reflect on the character
/one has your same problems and likely enough trraauatlOil Brings of the school as well as the person, they would probably
' — refrain from doing them. But this group needs help. So
GlodnPSS. when you see someone committing one of these offenses,
tell him to stop; and if he doesn’t, report him. That would
With less than two weeks until not be tattling, but doing your civic duty.
everyone — * , , ,.
they have succeeded in findmg the common solution,
work, which is the essence of success. ^ ^
Radio, Ron Felton’s First Love
Wiley Shearin, senior member
Official Publication of
Rocky Mount Senior High
Member of the
Columbia Scholastic Press
graduation, most of the seniors
are naturally wondering whether
or not they are as anxious to
When anyone mentions six feet so in his freshman year, he was jgave RMHS as they once pre-
two eves of brown and a pleasing the intramural basketball tgn^g^^ go this month’s roving re- of the Hi-Noc-Ar staff, has re-
, , - championship team. porter asked several of them how cently been chosen May Kiwanis
personali y wi ^ ® + i Ronnie, who makes above aiver- they felt about leaving, and their Boy-of-the-Month.
go-go-go, students immediate y grades in school, says, “My answers are printed below.
think of Ronnie Felton, the May favorite subjects are chemistry, Since Wiley entered high school,
Personality of the Month. biology, and general science.” ^ Question: How do you feel about j^g ^een president of Mrs. Sue
leavmg senior high? Bowden’s homeroom and treasurer
Ronnie has served in many As is indicated by his size, he carole Morgan, Mr. A. M. Mac- L^st year Wiley
capacities since he entered high likes all kinds of food but says Gregors homeroom. Well, Ive ^ special committee whose
school. He was president and vice- his favorite is steak. As you’ve had four good years in high school student
president of his homeroom in his probably guessed, there are no and Ive enjoyed them, but I am organization on the magazine,
freshman year and he has also foods that he dislikes. ready for a change. I m glad I m Life. Last semester, he
served as an officer in various Ron also says that he likes any graduating.’ tapped into the National
classrooms. ‘*T^that”he'^ikes Charles Daughtridge, Mrs. Sue Honor Society.
The Radio Broadcasters Club is ' Bowden’s homeroom: “Up until In March of this year, Wiley gyginess Manager: Lucinda Oliver
his first love and he has been ^ this year I had looked forward to was chosen the Personality-of-
president. vice-president, and pro- 'When asked what he plans to graduating from high school. This the-month by the school’s two Faculty Adviser: Mrs. T. D. Young
gram director of this organization, do after graduation, he replied year is different from other years, publications. Published nine times during the
He has also directed two pro- that he would go to East Carolina however. The time passes faster As the Kiwanis Boy, Wiley is Journalism Class of Rocky
grams over WNCT and had a for two years and then to the Uni- and I’ve had so much more fun. luncheon guest of the Kiwanis l Senior High School Sub
radio show over WCEC this year, versity of Virginia to prepare for Now, in a way, I regret gradua- Club each Thursday during this Rate: $1.00
, a dental career. tion.” month. * ]
Last summer Ronnie attended
Editor: Julian Aldridge
the Civitan Youth Conference at
Wild Acres, N. C. He says of this,
“The conference was an exper
ience that I will always remember
and cherish.” This year, as ad-
'Thank You.', Says Our Editor
Since this is the final issue of
The Blackbird for ’54-’55, the jun
ior members of the staff have
taken over the regular part of the
paper with Norma Bulluck and
With the last issue of THE BLACKBIRD ready to go to press I want to express the deep appreciation Mnnrp r.
vertising manager of The Black- i feel to the staff members for the unselfish time, effort, and co-operation they have all given me and to ^ co-eai-
bird, Ronnie has devoted innumer- thank you for your support, for without it there could not have been a paper.
able' hours to it and the advertis- We all owe our sincere thanks to Mrs. Young, our adviser. The patience, helpfulness, and all the The senior section (pages four,
ing campaign was one of the most “Putting up with us” that she has displayed through-out the year have made working on the staff a real five, and six) is edited by Julian
successful made in the last Un enjoyed THE BLACKBIRD and that you feel we have fulfilled our goal of keep- pgjj-g Ronnie p^^^v
years, if not in the history of Tne yQ^ informed on school events and also of giving you a record for the future. whitehnr^if-
Blackbird. Next year’s staff is already anxious to begin work on the paper. I’m sure with their enthusiasm and ^ Bateman,
In sports, Ron has played on the your support that together you can produce one of the best BLACKBIRDS ever! raaiey, and Woodrow
freshman basketball team and, al- Julian Aldridge, Editor